Obit: Krultz, Victoria A. "Vicki" (1921 – 2015)


Surnames: Krultz, Bukovec, Sterbanc, Miller, Galiger, Reineke, Koschak, Brierton, Greenwald, Rozich, Chimiel, Winecki, Brunke, Knepper

----Source: Tribune/Record/Gleaner (Abbotsford, Wis.) 04 Mar 2015

Krultz, Victoria A. "Vicki" (21 MAY 1921 – 24 FEB 2015)

Victoria A. "Vicki" Krultz, 93, Greenwood, passed away at her home on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., on Monday, March 2, at Holy Family Catholic Church, Willard. Rev. Steve Brice officiated. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were Jim Galiger, Robert Reineke, Rodney Reineke, Deborah Krultz, Adam Krultz, Jenn Krultz, Justin Koschak and Brian Greenwald. Honorary pallbearers were Doug Krultz and Michael Brierton.

Victoria Angela Bukovec was born on May 21, 1921 in Willard, the daughter of Joseph and Louise (nee Sterbanc) Bukovec. She was raised on the family farm and received her education at North Willard School. Vicki married Selvian A. Krultz on Dec. 30, 1939, at St. Stephen's Catholic Church in Chicago. She worked at Brach Candy Company before the birth of her first child. In 1943, they moved to Greenwood, where they purchased a dairy farm. While raising children and helping out on the farm, Vicki also helped Selvian with his business selling and installing Badger barn equipment. In 1982, they retired, sold the farm to their son, David, and built a new house, where she has resided since. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenwood, and a former member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard. Vicki also belonged to the K.S.K.J. Lodge and the Slovenian Women's Union Branch #102, where she was the 2005 Mother of the Year. She was very involved with her children, and was a 4-H food leader for 10 years. She also demonstrated making apple strudel for area homemaker's clubs. Vicki had many interests, but especially enjoyed crocheting, quilt-making, baking, reading, gardening, traveling the U.S. and abroad, and collecting calendar plates. Since her retirement, her hobbies and children kept her busy. On any given Sunday, her driveway was filled with a number of cars from whichever children made it home to visit. Her life was blessed with a good family and good friends in the community.

She will be dearly missed by her children, Dorothy (John Miller) Galiger, Sun Lakes, Ariz., Donna Reineke, New Berlin, Edward Krultz, Greenwood, Ralph Krultz, Greenwood, Gary Krultz, Greenwood, Barb (Steve) Koschak, Madison, Bonnie (Tom) Brierton, Junction City, and Jana (Gary) Greenwald, Marshfield; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Debbie Krultz, Greenwood; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Selvian, on Dec. 19, 2001; one son, David, on Oct. 30, 2002; a son-in-law, Jim Reineke; two daughters-in-law, Judy Krultz and Barbara Krultz; six sisters, Mary Rozich, Catherine Chimiel, Louise Bukovec, Margaret Winecki, Anne Brunke and Emily Knepper; and four brothers, Joseph, John, Albert and Edward Bukovec.

Vicki's family asks that donations be made in her name for a memorial to be established at a later date.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Cuddie Funeral Home, Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.



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